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Activity up, hiring increases in the Bakken

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Oil companies are hiring in the Bakken, and more jobs are expected to open up next year, according to the Bismarck Tribune today. Job Service North Dakota announced six oil companies are looking for workers to man fracking crews in the new year, said Cindy Sanford, customer service office manager of Job Service’s Williston branch. She said she couldn’t reveal ...

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Oilfield jobs put families in predicament

CARLSBAD — The oil field can be a magnet for a man looking for means to support and create a future for his family. To pursue it, though, could mean being separated from his family for weeks or even months at a time. The majority of workers who have relocated to Carlsbad have left their families behind. Instead of seeing ...

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Jobs remain unfilled in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Finding a job should be easy in an area with booming private and commercial industries, but with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, Carlsbad’s businesses are hanging out hiring signs. Regional data from New Mexico Workforce Connections show that there are 1,728 open jobs in Eddy County currently, and Eddy County ranks fifth in the ...

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Chevron lays off 56 local employees

Chevron USA Inc. announced Wednesday that adverse market conditions have prompted it to lay off 56 workers in the San Joaquin Valley, or 3 percent of its Bakersfield-based business unit. The move adds to the 1,200 or more oil-related jobs lost in Kern County since late last year as oil prices have fallen to below $45 per barrel from more ...

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Job growth in southeast Oklahoma

Diversify the economy. This is one way southeast Oklahoma, as a region heavily dependent on agriculture and energy for jobs, can address its long-held tradition of higher unemployment rates when compared to the rest of the state, said economist Chad Wilkerson of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Oklahoma City branch. “How to bring it down?” Wilkerson said of ...

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Chevron pulls nearly 1,000 jobs in Houston

Chevron announced Tuesday that the company will lay off 1,500 oil and gas workers companywide, including over 900 positions in Houston. In a statement released to KPRC 2 News, Chevron said that due to cost reduction efforts approximately 950 positions will be reduced in Houston. Operations in San Ramon, California will experience a reduction of 500 jobs and internationally, 50 ...

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